Professor Bracey is a long-time GW Law faculty member. He previously served as senior associate dean and interim dean of GW Law, as well as vice provost for faculty affairs.
The Office of the Provost is focused on promoting the efforts of GW’s exceptional faculty, facilitating unparalleled educational opportunities for our dynamic students and fostering a diverse community of scholars who are able to find creative solutions to society’s most complex problems.
Terry Murphy, Senior Vice Provost
The Senior Associate Provost for Special Projects leads special initiatives that contribute broadly to the University's agenda for providing distinct and distinguished graduate education and enhanced academic experiences for undergraduates. The Senior Associate Provost works in coordination with key stakeholders to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of cross function and multidisciplinary initiatives.
Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Vice Provost
The Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement supports the university’s vision for excellence through diversity initiatives and programming. These tools enable the university to transform itself and higher education by attracting, retaining and leveraging the talents of diverse individuals to facilitate first-rate teaching, learning, scholarship and service in a climate that is welcoming and inclusive.
The Vice Provost works with senior leadership, administrators, faculty, staff and students to advance the university’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community. Other responsibilities include providing leadership to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, which consists of centers and offices that cultivate and leverage the benefits of diversity within the GW community and the Washington metropolitan area.
Jay Goff, Vice Provost
The Vice Provost for Enrollment and Student Success oversees GW’s efforts to recruit and retain diverse and academically talented undergraduate and graduate students.
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is responsible for all matters related to the life cycle of a GW faculty member, including recruitment and hiring, orientation of new faculty and department chairs, promotion and tenure criteria, and part-time faculty support and development.
Geneva Henry, Dean
The Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation is responsible for enriching the academic experience of scholars at GW both through maintaining excellence in library services and collections and providing access to cutting-edge technology. The dean contributes to the success of the university's strategic plan by generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.
Cheryl Beil, Associate Provost
The Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment is responsible for meeting the University's growing need for accurate and timely institutional data for federal reporting, to support university decision-makers, and to respond to external requests for information; providing guidelines and methods to evaluate and assess students learning experiences; undertaking major survey research about students, faculty, and staff and by coordinating the development, distribution, and analysis of these results; and for the annual production of the university Bulletin.
Pamela Norris, Vice Provost for Research
The Vice Provost for Research works in tandem with faculty to facilitate all phases of the external and internal funding processes and provides support for faculty and student research initiatives.
Imani M. Cheers, Interim Senior Associate Provost
The Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education focuses on enhancing the academic experience of undergraduates across the university. This includes developing and facilitating programs to improve student satisfaction and retention, student success, and the overall learning environment. In addition, the Senior Associate Provost coordinates the review of programs and policies affecting undergraduate education and works with all of GW’s colleges and schools to create a dynamic learning environment and advance university priorities.
M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students provides leadership over areas including student conduct, student health and well-being, campus living and residential education, fraternity and sorority life, student organizations and leadership development, military and veteran student support, and on-campus student programming.
The GW academic experience is firmly rooted in each of our schools and colleges. Each GW dean serves as the chief administrative officer for their school and works closely with the president and provost on all academic affairs, as well as department chairs within their schools. Deans ensure that each school can maintain their own distinct identity while working together to create a dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment.
Elliott School of International Affairs
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
College of Professional Studies (Interim)
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Milken Institute School of Public Health
Libraries and Academic Innovation
School of Engineering & Applied Science
School of Nursing (Interim)
School of Business
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
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